It’s Classic Credit Abuse
By Marilyn Snyder
Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, October 10, 2013
When one spouse, let’s say the wife, recklessly charges on multiple credit cards resulting in massive household bills, that is fiscal irresponsibility. If the husband persistently protests but she won’t refrain, he may cut up the cards as a last-stop measure against bankruptcy. That’s fiscal responsibility — his attempt to get their spending under control.
If, during a period of great prosperity, a city council, let’s say Redlands, offers unsustainable pension and health care benefits to its employees, while disregarding the long range payables, that’s fiscal irresponsibility.
When citizens plead with the city council to be financially frugal — attempting to keep their hometown solvent — they are being fiscally responsible.
If a state, let’s say California, offers unsustainable pension and health care benefits to its employees resulting in a long range debt of hundreds of billions, and which the governor himself calls a “wall of debt,” that’s fiscal irresponsibility.
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The Letter the Redlands Daily Facts Declined to Print
In the strongest possible terms, we are condemning the race card Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar dealt the Redlands Tea Party Patriots as part of his latest campaign solicitation letter.
Here’s the gist:
“Our opponent, Republican Congressman Gary Miller, has been endorsed by extreme right-wing group that spews hateful rhetoric and even suggested that immigrants were like terrorists,” the letter says. “Chip in $3 right now to make sure we have the resources to fight back against Miller’s Tea Party backers.“
Read the entire letter for yourself at: http://www.redlandsteaparty.com/
To raise just $3, Pete Aguilar shamelessly smears his own citizens as part of his ongoing campaign to try again to win the congressional set he lost to Gary Miller in 2012. Aguilar’s letter is as offensive as it is false and misleading.Continue reading The Letter The Facts Declined to Print
Blasting the Cover Off School Data Mining
By Marilyn Snyder
Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, October 3, 2013
If someone told you that your child who attends a Redlands public school was required to reveal to school authorities information about your religion, political affiliation, income range, and family’s health history, would you want to know more before you got really, really angry?
If your child was already setting family records for the most parent-teacher conferences in a one-month period, would you want that disciplinary information along with your child’s name to be in a database collected by his school and delivered to the Department of Education (USDE), then made available to the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services or any other organization that wants it?
Would you be stomping down to the principal’s office tomorrow to find out how your family’s personal information could possibly be disseminated like that?
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Lydia Gutierrez to speak to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots Meeting, October 3rd
A 2014 candidate for California’s top public school office will address the controversial “Common Core” curriculum as part of her Oct. 3 speech to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots.
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One Politician’s Guideline: Do Unto Others
By Marilyn Snyder
Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, September 27, 2013
“Sticks and stones may break your bones,” but contrary to the old saying, Pete Aguilar, the name calling and misrepresentation in your campaign email hurts my heart.
Your campaign sent a fundraising email stating: “He should be ashamed.
“Congressman Gary Miller has been endorsed by an extreme right-wing group that spews hateful rhetoric and even suggested that immigrants are like terrorists.”
It went on to say that you wanted “…to fight back against Gary Miller’s Tea Party backers.”
Your campaign misled readers of this email.
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Pete Aguilar Shamelessly Plays the Race Card
We’re sending out this special edition to show just what Redlands Mayor and congressional candidate Pete Aguilar thinks of the Tea Party Patriots — meaning, you and the nearly 1,600 people who subscribe to this email.
You may find his racist and libelous email sent to potential donors either nauseating or funny, so take your Tums and get your belly laugh out of the way before reading the low lights. He writes:
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Pete Aguilar Should Be Ashamed
Did Pete Aguilar call Tea Partiers racists? Read his fund-raising letter and decide.